WDEL Blog: Allan Loudell

2nd Boston Marathon bombing suspect in custody, hospitalized...

Finally, the Boston area's long ordeal APPEARS to be over.

Check out the latest from The BOSTON GLOBE & WBZ/CBS News.

The BOSTON GLOBE's website:


The WBZ/CBS Boston website:


Further coverage from Britain's tabloid, The DAILY MAIL, with tons of photos...


Meanwhile, a young Moroccan American was the latest person to be falsely accused in certain media. An account, from the NEWSER website...


Stories such as the above led to this piece in The ATLANTIC: "Falsely Accused in Boston"...


Posted at 6:18am on April 19, 2013 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 8:11am
The search of the Saudi's apartment, and the subsequent harassment, is another troubling reminder of the racism we have in this country towards people of Middle-Eastern backgrounds. No such mass harassment of white men followed the arrest of Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombings.

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 10:37am
When a cop gets killed, the other cops go crazy. Too bad they don't expend the same effort when anybody else is murdered. Crazy cops get trigger-happy and jump to conclusions. Let's hope they didn't kill the wrong person. Let's hope they don't cover it up successfully and get away with it if they did. Let's hope they don't get all worked up and shoot somebody else.

The latest spin from the cop--media complex is these guys are Chechnyan. I thought they were mad at the Russians.

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:47pm
I'm curious why this young Saudi is being deported and his visa revoked. Even if innocent he is currently listed as an eyewitness to the bombings.

Documents have been presented to Congress confirming that plans were made to revoke the visa of Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a Saudi national once considered a “person of interest” in the Boston bombings, a congressional source told TheBlaze on Thursday.

Other sources, including one at the FBI, previously informed TheBlaze that there have been discussions about deporting Alharbi on “security and related grounds.” He has been living in the Boston area and in the U.S. on a student visa. An FBI source said the agency is against deporting Alharbi because of his status as a material witness.

The congressional source told TheBlaze it was unclear as to why representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be unaware of this information. Earlier on Thursday, an official with ICE said it was “categorically false” that Alharbi had ever been considered for deportation.

The congressional source, however, said the information sent to Congress showed that a file was created on “Abdul Rahman Ali Al Harby” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday by an official with the National Targeting Center, a counterterrorism sub-agency of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security. The file stated that the individual is “linked to the Boston bombing” and was to be processed for revocation of his visa based on national security grounds, the congressional source revealed.


Sat, Apr 20, 2013 12:38am
It would appear the Russians already warned us about the older brother Tamerlan two years ago.

"CBS reports that the FBI likely ran a background check, including foreign communications and overseas travel. He was finally interviewed personally by the FBI.

This is the latest in a pattern of late intelligence from the FBI. They missed the boat on 9/11; they had a bead on Major Hasan Nadal prior to his terror attack at Fort Hood; they even interviewed Carlos Bledsoe, man who murdered a soldier at a recruitment post in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2009."

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